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Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Uruguay)
138. The representative of India said that his delegation appreciated the Secretariat paper, which it was examining in detail. The document did highlight some of the concerns in the minds of many Members. He also thanked Canada for its paper which, he felt, very succinctly identified three of the issues which would need to be discussed during the debate on the issue. He fully agreed with Canada that the Council needed to discuss in detail the issue of "benefits" and, as mentioned at the beginning of the paper, how the TRIPS Agreement related to other general goods issues covered by the DSU and, therefore, the extent to which the exemption in the TRIPS Agreement was relevant.